The 2015 Mariners Are Feeling A Lot Like 1995 Mariners

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, makes comparisons of the 1995 Seattle Mariners to the 2015 Seattle Mariners. Are these two teams separated by 20 years actually more similar than not? Closer Fernando Rodney hasn’t been perfect but I’m not ready to call him a Bobby Ayala just yet either.

Are the 2015 Seattle Mariners A Complete Team?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott dives into the Seattle Mariners roster. Who will make the 25? Are the M’s a complete roster at this point? You have to have a backup catcher. It’s a given and Sucre is getting the nod. Bloomquist is healthy, under contract and is a wonderful bench player so I think his spot is safe. With the platoon situations in right field and at short you wind up with a four man bench.

Mariners Quest For A Full Time Right Fielder May Come Up Empty

Give McClendon credit for the James Jones move.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott gives us the latest on the M’s search for a right fielder. I really think that filling this role from within is exactly where this right field situation is headed for the Mariners. The good news is that they do have options, options that I prefer to signing a guy who is finished, or over paying for a guy who is not, via trade.

The Seattle Mariners Hot Stove Keeps Cranking

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the M’s next potential acquisition, Melky Cabrera. Next up for big Jack appears to be Melky Cabrera. While nothing official has been reported or announced, Cabrera would be a great fit in the M’s new-look batting order while playing right field. Will the M’s stop there?

Seattle Mariners Free Agent Gossip and Trade Scenarios

New faces to watch in 2014.

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the offseason transactions the M’s Jack Z should be making. He points out The M’s can find another re-tread arm to replace Chris Young as the 5th starter and have a rotation that goes Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, Roenis Elias, and TBD.

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

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Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.

The Next Big Bat? When Will The M’s Take A Look At DJ Peterson?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on DJ Peterson. Brian points out heading into spring of 2016, if they haven’t already, the M’s will have to decide between keeping Justin Smoak or Logan Morrison as D.J. Peterson is likely going to be given a legit shot to make the team out of spring training that spring.

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

AL Manager Of They Year?  Why not!

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in at the halfway point of the 2014 MLB Season on M’s skipper Lloyd McClendon. Brian thinks it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that surround his role on the club and give him some praise and scrutiny where both are deserved.

The Seattle Mariners 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in with his M’s midseason grades. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West. Bright spot? M’s bullpen. Led by a guy most people really didn’t see coming in Dominic Leone. Leone has given up just eight earned runs all year in 29 appearances giving him a 2.18 ERA.

Seattle Mariners Disabled List Log Jam

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4 Players Ready But Is There Room? The beginning of the week began with a bang for the Seattle Mariners as they made chopped clams out of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox.  At the same time, however, several of their key players were down in Tacoma proving that they were healthy and ready […]

Run Support for the King?  It’s Inconsistent At Best

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the performance of Ms pitcher Felix Hernandez. Watching Seattle Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez pitch is an absolute joy. Watching him pitch with some of the run support he has received from his teammates can also be an absolute nightmare.

Will The M’s Consider Kendrys Morales With Corey Hart Out?

The Morales deal did not work for the M's (Photo: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the pros and cons of Kendrys Morales with Corey Hart out. Kendrys Morales was the M’s best hitter in 2013, and you have to re-sign your best hitter, right? Wrong! After Morales rejected Seattles’ qualifying offer of over $14 million for 2014, M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik moved quickly to sign free agent Corey Hart and acquired Twitter guru Logan Morrison.

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